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About me

Are you feeling stressed or insecure? Perhaps your mood has been low for a while and you can’t seem to shift that feeling. Sometimes life events such as losing a loved one, relationship break-ups, family problems or work issues can leave us feeling helpless.

Whatever you are going through counselling can offer you the opportunity to come to terms with and understand your troubles. Perhaps you are considering help to untangle your thoughts. Maybe you think a lot about things that have happened in the past that still affect you. Sometimes there may be a sense that life is lacking in meaning and direction. We can all lose sight of who we really are and what we want from life. Counselling can help you make sense of your experiences, reconnect with your inner resources and live life more fully.

I provide a range of professional, friendly and non-judgmental psychological services. With a strong background of working in mental health services for over 25 years I have extensive experience of a wide range of issues. I work in private practice and NHS counselling services. I'm based in Whitstable and provide services throughout Kent.

I offer a safe, confidential space to talk about your fears or worries and explore difficult thoughts and feelings. I can help you look at problems differently, for example building resilience to cope with a crisis.

Alongside traditional therapies I offer a range of specialist work

Mental Wellbeing. Helping to cope with issues such as anxiety, panic, stress and depression.

Understanding gender and sexuality. Specialised work with lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender clients

Disability counselling. Helping to cope better with disability and adapting to the changes.

Whitstable Counselling offers a safe space to share whatever is on your mind knowing you will be met with warmth and acceptance. Please get in touch by telephoning 07401 816148 there will be no obligation to book a session. Talking to someone may seem difficult but by contacting the service you are taking the first step

I respond to all enquiries promptly - If you send an email, a text or leave a voicemail I will usually get back to you within 24 hours, often much sooner.

To ensure client's safety counselling sessions will currently take place using online platforms such as Zoom or telephone.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

  • Mindfulness
  • Couples Counselling
  • Creative arts therapy including Sand tray therapy
  • Drug, Alcohol and Substance misuses
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Brief Solution Focused Therapy
  • CBT
  • Advanced Mental illness
  • Self-harm and suicide
  • Stress management
  • Anxiety and the brain
  • Safeguarding children and young people
  • Safeguarding vulnerable adults
  • APT DICES risk management
  • Trauma
  • OCD

As well as working in private practice, I have substantial experience within mental health services, working within NHS counselling services and counselling charities.

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis


£40 Telephone and online session e.g. Zoom

£40 Weekday sessions 9am – 5pm

£45 Evening 5 pm - 9pm

£45 Saturday

All sessions are 50 minutes unless indicated

Fees are negotiable for students, key workers and those on low income depending on availability

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors


Weekday 9am -5pm. Evenings appointments available (Whitstable) Saturday morning appointments available(Whitstable)

Further information

Profession memberships and insurance

As an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) I work to the highest professional standards. I am fully insured and hold a current DBS enhanced certificate.

Facilities and locations

In Whitstable I have a dedicated counselling room which is a comfortable, calm and peaceful. The Service has ample street car parking and is five minutes walk from a main bus route.

I also run counselling services in other locations in Thanet, Herne Bay and throughout Kent. Please contact for more information.


Northdown Hill
St Peters
CT10 3HU

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
Terry Balby Dip.Registered.MBACP (Accred)

Terry Balby Dip.Registered.MBACP (Accred)